Edit Review: Red Giant Magic Bullet Colorista

Digital Producer by S.D. Katz

coloristaNLE plug-in streamlines the color correction process.
A quick look at Magic Bullet Colorista, Red Giant Software's new color correction tool, may leave some people scratching their heads. Don't most NLEs come with a color corrector and scopes? The answer is yes, but there are some good reasons to consider buying this very reasonably priced tool. Colorista is a plug-in for Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro, Apple Final Cut Pro, and Avid systems for Mac OS X and Windows. It uses the traditional three-way color wheel and operates in 8-, 10-, 16-, and 32-bit systems. You can make rectangular and circular/elliptical masks for secondary correction, and Colorista makes excellent use of OpenGL for realtime performance. However, you'll need to invest in a very fast graphic board to achieve HD performance (720p will work in realtime, but not 1080i. read more...

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